Welcome to North Bay Country Dance

June 9, 2022 update – The NBCDS Board of Directors has updated our COVID-19 Safety Policy. Dancers must be fully vaccinated with booster and masked, and specific masking and testing requirements are detailed on the COVID-19 Safety Policy page. Different protective measures are implemented depending on the CDC Community Risk Level for the county in which the event occurs. CDC updates this data on Thursdays at 8pm. If you have questions, contact Jen Bamesberger (jen@nbcds.org) or Craig Meltzner (craig@nbcds.org) regarding contra dances and Tom Spittler (tspittler@gmail.com) regarding English Country Dance.


North Bay Country Dance Society (NBCDS) invites you to join us on the dance floor! Whether you choose contra, family, English country, or Morris dancing, you’ll share the aerobic exhilaration of traditional dancing to a spectrum of great live music in good company.

North of San Francisco Bay in Sonoma, Marin, and Napa counties, we are proud to sponsor dances featuring outstanding area callers and musicians as well as some of the finest nationally-renowned talent. You don’t need a partner, just comfortable clothes and low, smooth-soled dancing shoes. And our dances are fragrance-free, in consideration of some community members who are sensitive.

You haven’t danced before? No worries! Our dances are accessible and inclusive with a welcoming community; each dance is taught in advance, and you can show up for an introduction for new dancers half an hour before the dance starts. Easier dances are usually called in the first half of the dance.

We are a 501(3)(c) all donations are gratefully accepted, put to good use, and tax deductible.

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